RAVEENA TANDON SAID, “THE FESTIVAL IS PUSHING THE HIGH HEELED ATTITUDE A BIT TOO FAR. WHAT IF SOMEONE HAS A MEDICAL CONDITION? DO THEY NEED A SPECIAL PERMISSION?”
The ’90s diva, who has been part of several film festivals and glamorous events, minces no words while expressing her displeasure about the diktat. “The festival is pushing the high heeled attitude a bit too far. What if someone has a medical condition? Do they need a special permission?” she asks.Taapsee Pannu
The Baby actress does not seem to find anything wrong with the footwear code. “Well, if wardrobe can be a criterion to walk the red carpet, so can heels. If we have dress codes, why not shoe codes?” she asks.Kiara Advani
Regularly spotted at red carpet galas, this young actress also thinks making high heels obligatory is wrong. “Personally, I love wearing heels on the red carpet. However, I do not support this compulsion. I understand the occasion requirement is formal, but to enforce wearing heels is a little short of autocracy. Stature and elegance are inner traits; it would take more than heels to cultivate that,” she reasons.
The actress-producer says, “Every formal event has a dress code that must be respected. But to have heels as a mandatory requirement is ridiculous. What next? Will they specify how high the heels must be?”
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Currently attending the international fest for the first time along with the team of her upcoming musical, the actress calls it “just a formality” that Cannes had enforced. “It has been revoked now, so there is nothing offensive about anything,” she adds.